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Role of Hunting to Conservation 

This section (Role of Hunting to Conservation) and the next (Value of Hunting to Hunters) distinguish between the role regulated hunting as a service to society in furthering conservation and what the hunting experience means to the individual hunter.

Regulated hunting has been the cornerstone and most important conservation development in the 20th Century and continues to be the leading contributor to conservation as man enters the 21st Century. Hunting is an exceptional form of sustainable use that has been proven to create conservation stakeholders, to stimulate conservation incentives and generate operating revenue for conservation budgets; hence, is one of the foremost forces for conservation.

"Conservation will ultimately boil down to rewarding the private landowner who conserves the public interest." -Aldo Leopold

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The Conservation Role, Relevance and Service of Regulated Hunting Today

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Benefits of Hunting

The Conservation Imperative (TCI) Video Links showing the benefits of hunting:

Loved to Death?


Bringing Bighorns Back from the Brink

Partner With A Payer

Rhino in Crisis: A Blueprint for Survival

Custodians of Wilderness: The Zambezi Delta

Custodians of Wilderness: Ethiopia

Custodians of Wilderness: Tanzania


Custodians of Wilderness: The Zambezi Valley

The Fate of the African Lion: Bubye Valley Conservancy

The Fate of the African Lion: Kenya

The Fate of the African Lion: Tanzania

The Fate of the African Lion: Niassa Reserve, Mozambique

The Tanzania Safari Operators Enhancement Report

The Elephant and the Pauper

The Suleiman Markhor of Pakistan

" Hunting and fishing are fundamental parts of Idaho's incredible outdoor lifestyle. It's a past-time and a passion that drives wildlife and habitat conservation efforts while creating jobs and economic opportunity for thousands of our citizens. Most importantly, it's a funding system that works to sustain and improve the resources as well as the people who cherish it." - Idaho  Governor Otter.  Please see the official Proclamation below


Hunter: another word for conservationist
Hunters do more to conserve habitat than any other group.  And they have achieved great things for wildlife and wild places by supporting conservation organizations like Ducks Unlimited.  Because of their support, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13 million acres of habitat across the continent.  Come share our vision of skies filled with waterfowl today, tomorrow, and forever.
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